Posts Tagged ‘actor’

Top Registers

With Crowns, Jubilee traces the history of African-American headwear wonderfully, if a little hastily.
Stage
For Jubilee Theatre’s current gospel musical, Crowns, set designer Judd Vermillion has turned the back wall of the stage into what looks like a lady’s hat store in the 1930s Deep South.


Fat Pegg

This British romantic sports slacker comedy runs pretty smoothly.
Kristian Lin
I wrote the headline on this story because I’m helpless in the face of an easy pun, but seriously, Simon Pegg isn’t fat.



Wednesday Matinees

Big Ticket
If you’re a reader who picks up this newspaper as soon as it hits the stands on Wednesdays (and we thank you), here’s your reward: The two events we’re spotlighting this week are both movies that screen tonight, so there...


Dash It, ‘Jeeves’!

Stage West’s adaptation of an old piece of ‘light writing’ reveals its subversive, prescient edge.
Stage
In 1957, the prolific author and playwright P.G. Wodehouse said, “I go in for what is known in the trade as ‘light writing,’ and those who do so are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.” Indeed, certif...



Force of Will

A San Francisco man’s golden son shines for him in The Pursuit of Happyness.
Kristian Lin
I’ve been watching so many movies lately that maybe my usual defenses are worn down.


The Bond Beginning

A new actor and an old outlook help 007 regain his mojo in Casino Royale.
KRISTIAN LIN
There hasn’t been a good new James Bond picture in two decades.



Kryptonite

Kristian Lin
I’m not sure why this film is called Hollywoodland. The name refers to what Hollywood was originally known as, but it really doesn’t have anything to do with the movie. None of the characters even mentions the earlier name....


The Magic Man

KRISTIAN LIN
A big draw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Illusionist didn’t do much for me except remind me of the awesomeness of Paul Giamatti, which is no small achievement. Giamatti found his greatest success in American Sp...



Shall We Dance?

MCB dances an original down the aisle, while Broadway at the Bass delivers a royal rumble.
Kultur
In his almost 10 years with Metropolitan Classical Ballet, co-artistic director Alexander Vetrov has staged a lot of productions, everything from Spartacus to a full-length Nutcracker to various skillfully worked excerpts from ...